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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2017

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary
Friday, September 22nd (5:00pm – 9:00pm) & Saturday, September 23rd (10:00am – 5:00pm)

The Genesis Centre – Festival Gymnasium
#10 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3J 0C9

TICKETS:

FRIDAY tickets will go on sale soon! Tickets cost $8.00 and must be purchased in advance. Limited quantity available.

SATURDAY is open to the general public. Admission is $5.00 at the door per person (cash only). Children 12 and under are free.

VENDOR INFO:

Vendor applications open on May 1st, 2017 and close on May 31st, 2017. A full list of vendors will be available soon after.

More details inlcuding volunteer opportunities will be coming soon!

Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada. Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community.

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Own It – Branding Workshop with Lace Brick Design

Branding can be an elusive unicorn. Own It is a workshop that will allow you to create and implement a strong brand. We will work our way through individually-based exercises as we hone in on branding your business for success. Concentrating on consistency and positioning, Own It attendees will grow capacity to engage their community in brand recognition and loyalty. Walk away feeling inspired and equipped with skills to establish and evolve your unique brand.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Wholesale for Your Etsy Items

In this workshop, we’ll explore the fundamentals of wholesaling your handmade products to retailers with Nicole Bracey, a long-time Etsy seller and store-front owner. Covering the basics of brand identity, regulations, packagaing and shipping, you’ll also learn the ins and outs of linesheets, order forms, and invoices.

You’ll also learn how to determine your wholesale & retail prices, the “golden rule” of wholesale pricing, setting minimum order quantities, and when to start charging GST.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Market Tips for Etsy Sellers

Bringing your Etsy shop from an online store front to a real-world market can be tricky business, but we’re here to help you navigate the ins and outs of getting in touch with your local customer base.

Join Jillian Logee for tips on how to apply for markets, tips on finding the right markets for your business, stocking your table or booth, how to build an effective display, and much more. Jillian is a professional photographer with 10 years of experience in the market scene. From her early days at local art markets to now being the co-organizer of one of the biggest markets in Calgary, Jillian has seen both sides of the market-life coin.

Tickets available over on Eventbrite.

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Work it Wednesday!

Are you needing a little more help setting up your Etsy shop? Drop by for Work it Wednesday with the Team Etsy Calgary leaders and work alongside your peers to get your shop up-and-running or even just give it a tune up.

This drop-in session will give you an opportunity to ask questions, get tips, all while enjoying the fabulous atmosphere of Rosso Coffee Roasters. We’re here to help!

The tickets to this event are free, but please show your support for Rosso Coffee Roasters by purchasing a drink or a snack. Since space is limited, please only grab a ticket if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you’ve bought a ticket and can no longer make it, please send us an email at etsycalgary@gmail.com so we can open up your ticket to someone else.

Let’s get those shops polished! Grab your ticket over on Eventbrite.

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One-Stop Christmas Shop Vendor List

We’ve written our list and checked it twice! We are extremely excited about the vendor lineup for the One-Stop Christmas Shop at Golden Acre Garden Sentre. There are 34 outstanding handmade and vintage sellers offering a little something for everyone, letting you finish off your Christmas shopping quickly and easily!

Want do to some pre-shopping? Check out our complete list of vendors here. Be sure to click through to their Etsy Shops, since many of our vendors do offer custom orders. You can pre-order your items and pick them up at the market on November 27th.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the beautiful ornaments and holiday décor from Golden Acre Garden Sentre. It’s one of the best collections of holiday and Christmas décor we’ve ever seen. They’ll also have their live tree lot open, so be sure to at least head in and breathe in the wonderful smell of Christmas trees.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Feeling Hungry? Come to Etsy: Made in Canada!

Etsy Calgary - Food Trucks Announcementw

Do you love great handmade & vintage items, but also love a good snack? Be sure to check out our great lineup of food trucks coming to Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary. We’ll have these fabulous trucks on Friday’s Sneak Peek Night (get your tickets here!), as well as all day Saturday when the market opens to the general public.

Want to pre-plan your meals? Check out our food trucks’ websites for their menus!

Family Squeezed
Family Freezed
The Tea Wagon
Bento Burrito
Red Wagon

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Workshop: Logos & Graphic Design for Etsy Sellers – Tickets Available Now!

Etsy Calgary - Logo Workshop

Great companies have great logos, but graphic design can be a tricky thing to navigate without any formal training. Thankfully, extraordinary graphic designer Becky Warren is here to help!

In this session, participants will learn some of the hallmarks of designing logos, as well as how to use graphic design to support your brand, through business cards, websites, and social media platforms. This will be an invaluable lesson on how to build a professional looking brand that suits you and your product!

To get the most of this presentation, start your shop prior to the workshop! Visit Etsy’s Promotions micro site and enter the code MakerCities and you will receive 20 free listings when your Etsy shop is opened. Your shop must be new to redeem this code. Don’t worry about making your shop perfect – you can keep your store in “Draft” mode until the workshop. All you need is your shop name picked out to redeem the promo code!

Get your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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Etsy Calgary Craft Party – Tickets on Sale now!

Etsy Craft Party Calgary

Join the Etsy Calgary team for some crafting fun & mingling at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Inglewood, as part of Etsy’s global Craft Party! We’ll be kicking off the evening with a knitting demonstration by Chantal of Knitatude, followed by a talk on using social media effectively by Amber of Dixie + Twine.

After that, be sure to enjoy a relaxing colouring book page drawn by Suzy of Tinged, while you mingle with fellow Etsy sellers and makers in the YYC community, all while enjoying the fabulous snacks and drinks available for purchase at Rosso!

Let’s get crafty together! Bring your current (non-messy!) projects to work on while you chat, network, and collaborate! But please remember to leave those outside food & drinks at home.

Want to come? Snag your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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“Start Selling on Etsy” Workshop Tickets on Sale Now!

June 6th Start Selling on Etsy Workshop

If you missed our first edition of this workshop, now’s your chance to snag a ticket! Led by expert Etsy seller, Lindy Turner, you will learn the top tips and tricks to becoming successful on Etsy, from properly tagging your items to taking great product photos.

To get the most of this presentation, start your shop prior to the workshop! Visit Etsy’s Promotions micro site and enter the code MakerCities and you will receive 20 free listings when your Etsy shop is opened. Your shop must be new to redeem this code. Don’t worry about making your shop perfect – you can keep your store in “Draft” mode until the workshop. All you need is your shop name picked out to redeem the promo code!

Get your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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